August 16, 2011

Social entrepreneurs heading to SF for SOCAP11

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Guest post by Megan McFadden
Social Capital Markets

SOCAP11 — the fourth annual Social Capital Markets conference — has announced that more than 50 global social entrepreneurs have been awarded a full scholarship to the event taking place Sept. 6-9 in San Francisco.

Among those attending will be:

• David Auerbach, founder of Sanergy, who is working for sustainable sanitation in Kenyan slums

• Catlin Powers, founder of One Earth Designs, who is incubating local innovation in China

• Mohamed Ali Niang, founder of Malo Traders, who is working to ensure that rice farmers in Mali do not go hungry. 

See the full list of social entrepreneurs.

SOCAP is the leading global event to connect not only social entrepreneurs and investors, but a community of cross-sector individuals working together to build a market at the intersection of money and meaning. (Socialbrite founder JD Lasica will also be attending.) This year, SOCAP11 offers an Entrepreneur Track that will support social entrepreneurs with pitch sessions, mentoring opportunities and connections to investors who can help support their mission for change.

Early discount ends next week

Are you a social entrepreneur or interested in learning more about the space? We’re happy to extend a special deep discount of 30 percent off registration if you enter Discount Code SOCENT30, valid until Aug. 23 (a week from today) or until the event sells out.

The deadline for the SOCAP11 Innovation Showcase is today. Apply be part of the exhibit, which opens Sept. 7.

Republished from Care2′s Trailblazers for Good blog.
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